[Samba] Samba server as a WebDAV proxy
abartlet at samba.org
Thu Aug 1 03:58:02 GMT 2002
Arnaud Bienvenu wrote:
> Dear all,
> As you may know, webdav support is quiet poor on Windows, compared to Samba.
> That is why I would like the samba server to act as a proxy to webdav
> servers. This would give windows users the ability to browse webdav
> pseudo-shares and map them to a drive letter, without buying software like
> I am setting up a quick and dirty "proof of concept" software, plugging samba
> (server) and davfs (webdav client) together, and it seems to work fine.
> My questions are :
> - Is anybody already working on such idea ?
> - What are your opinions about this possible feature of samba ?
You may implment any VFS you like... Just stick by the rules - in
particular that means that any Samba VFS module must be licenced under
conditions no more restrictive than the GPL. Watch out, there will be a
*lot* of subtle things you won't be able to support, and you are just
going to have to try and paper over the cracks...
The main think is going to be authenticaion - Samba does not typicly get
the user's plaintext password, and this is certainly not passed on to
> - Would anybody like to take the lead of such a project ?
I think that's your job :-)
Andrew Bartlett abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College abartlet at hawkerc.net
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